Short Season and other stories by Jerry Klinkowitz: a short review

A novel in the form of a series of interrelated short stories, about minor league baseball team’s championship season. The story’s informed by the author’s involvement with the Waterloo, Iowa, baseball team, but he’s twisted the memories into something absolutely delightful.

This book lacks the wicked black humor of Klinkowitz’ other baseball novel, Basepaths, with which it shares some characters. All the same, the best stories here are both absurd and delightful, while others are passionate, and others simply preserve well-observed moments. Well worth a few hours of your time.

This short review was originally published on LibraryThing.

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